I tried logging into Sitecore’s App Center, and got the following error:
The credentials used to log in to the Sitecore App Center cannot access the license used on this server
This was in Chrome. Strangely, I discovered that I could log in through Chrome Canary. What’s different?
Continue reading “Sitecore App Center Login Fails”
We have been having a problem with Sitecore in Azure PAAS – it appears that when auto-scaling scales out, App Services are being put into rotation before they have started up. This is causing all sorts of weirdness.
Sitecore support recommended making sure that we had Application Initialization configured. That seems a good idea. I’m not sure why the guys who set up this instance didn’t; perhaps they were unaware of it (and to be fair, it’s something I’ve not looked at before).
Continue reading “Application Initialization for Azure Service Apps (and Sitecore)”
Sitecore’s Federated Experience Manager (FXM) allows non-Sitecore sites to record analytics data into Sitecore. It’s both quite neat, and has a number of problems. I’m going to assume you’ve done a little reading about FXM already, but here’s how it works (in Sitecore 9.0.x).
And the response to that sets up a Sitecore Session ID, Contact ID, and returns element matches, which are stored in Cookies:
The element matches use HTML Element IDs to identify content to a) attach click handlers too, or b) elements to insert content around or in place of.
This is where we hit the first of my problems with FXM… Continue reading “My problems with Sitecore FXM”
We had a problem with Sitecore 9.0.2 in a PAAS environment. Our Azure App Service backups started failing. This was due to the backup size:
Above 10GB you have to use an Azure Storage Account to store your backup, apparently. However, we wondered why our backups had grown so large – they had been a few GB – and why they seemed to be growing. Continue reading “Azure Backup fails due to Content Testing Screenshots not clearing”
Google Tag Manager (GTM) is a tool that lets marketers put code for tracking users/analytics onto a website without having actually change the code of the website. Essentially, Google Tag Manager will inject the code, after the page has loaded. “Tags” in this instance aren’t just #hashtag, but are snippets of code that can record data and send it to third party services.
So, the SIF install scripts for Sitecore create certificates for securing the XConnect communication. There are 4 certificates involved – 2 “DO_NOT_TRUST_XXX” trusted root certs for signing 2 other certs, and those 2 are a) for the IIS XConnect site binding (as normal with HTTPS), and b) one for the XConnect client.
Unfortunately, these only last for a year… and the process of renewing them isn’t well documented. Continue reading “XConnect certificate expiry”
Sitecore’s media browser shows an annoying List View, rather than a Tree view by default. This is sad, ‘cos the Tree view is much more intuitive for users – they’re used a having a drive and folders.
Fortunately, you can make Sitecore use this. I think this tip came from Gert Gullentops originally, but I’m not sure. Continue reading “Make Media Browser show a Tree View, rather than List view”